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The Mac and Windows Alternative: My Linux Laptop

Jan 18, 2008, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Bryan for this link. ]

"A few weeks ago, I seriously thought about buying either Apple's latest MacBook or a Windows laptop where I could dual boot between the laptops native operating systems and Linux. In the end, I chose to install Linux on a three year old laptop. This old laptop isn't just any laptop but one of the first sub-$1000 laptops that hit the United States market. The laptop is the Averatec 3220 and over time I've found it just too sluggish for running Windows XP.

"Ubuntu Linux on my Averatec 3220 Laptop This old Averatec 3220 had a lot of negatives going its way for installing Linux. The laptop is from a company that almost no one knows so support was limited. Even Google had a tough time helping me find 'best practices' for installing Linux on this particular laptop model..."

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